Meteorology, Vegetation, Radiation, Microtopography, and Thaw Depth Data, Alaska, 1995-1996

This dataset includes temperature, relative humidity, long- and short-wave radiation, photosynthetically active radiation (PAR), leaf area index (LAI), microtopography, and thaw depth data for study sites on the North Slope of Alaska. Meteorological parameters were measured at 20-second intervals and averaged to 6-minute records in a data logger. Data were later averaged to one hour. Radiation data were recorded every hour. Microtopography and thaw depths were measured by Terry Chapins group from the University of California at Berkeley. Resolution of height contours is 0.3048 cm (1/100 of a foot). Thaw depths are given in meters.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1995-01-01T00:00:00Z
    End:  1996-12-31T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1995-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 1996-12-31T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 69.00000
Bounding Box South Lat 69.00000
Bounding Box West Long -150.00000
Bounding Box East Long -150.00000
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Spatial Resolution N/A
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Resource Format TAR: Unix Tape ARchive (TAR) Format File (application/x-tar)
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Asset Size 1 MB
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Author F. Stuart (Terry) Chapin III
Werner Eugster
Joe McFadden
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2009-04-29T15:01:34
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Not Assigned
Alternate Identifier 106.ARCSS012
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-02-07T22:48:24Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::106.ARCSS012
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation F. Stuart (Terry) Chapin III, Werner Eugster, Joe McFadden. (2009). Meteorology, Vegetation, Radiation, Microtopography, and Thaw Depth Data, Alaska, 1995-1996. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 22 April 2024.

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